nuclear weapons

The Worst-Case Scenario Has Mushroomed Into Something Much Worse

We now face a new worst-case scenario if  Iran-hawks like Senator Tom Cotton manage to torpedo a nuclear deal with Iran.  Proponents of the deal have argued that the Framework agreement was better than expected and that we should be happy if the final deal closely mirrors it while filling in some gaps.  Iran gave up more than we expected it to and we are unlikely to get anything more.  The hawks have said that the Framework is not good enough.

Netanyahu's Speech

There is no doubt that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu gave a great campaign speech yesterday, and I'm sure he was very convincing to those who don't follow events in the Middle East and the nuclear talks closely.  But put aside his soaring rhetoric and perfect delivery and ask yourself one question: Is his approach a realistic way to deal with Iran's nuclear program, or is he just shooting at the best chance for a peaceful resolution with a Bibi gun?

An Update To My Middle East Peace Plan

Over a year has passed since my proposal to solve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict while simultaneously addressing the Iran nuclear crisis.  I still think it is a mistake to treat the two issues separately since we miss opportunities by artificially compartmentalizing our foreign policy.

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